The University of Notre Dame Australia

Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood)

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) is designed to introduce students to advanced knowledge and understandings of specialised educational theory, practices and research within the domain of early childhood education and care. Students are challenged to critically evaluate issues relating to early childhood and care through gaining international perspectives in child development and early years pedagogy. Students are expected to use cognitive, technical and creative skills with initiative and a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to generate understanding of complex issues in early childhood education and care. Students in this program will be expected to justify and interpret critical issues in early child education and care.


4 compulsory courses


  • Early childhood education

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission to postgraduate teaching programs requires the completion of a recognised Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree or equivalent
  • Hold a Teacher Registration
  • Some programs require at least 3 years teaching experience
  • Details of admission qualifications and any additional requirements are listed in the individual course descriptions -

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: The admission requirements at Notre Dame are based on a selection rank which includes your academic results, unique experiences, interests and contributions to the society.
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 2.5 years

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